Race Car

TS200 "SETUP" MODE


Timestopper TS200 models shipped with software Version 2.0 and higher (shipped since December 2004) include a SETUP MODE most useful for testing the operation of the finish line sensors.


To test for correct operation of the photo-interrupters at the finish line, and for correct placement of the foam collision blocks over the finish line, begin by depressing and holding down the RESET/LaneSelector pushbutton while sliding the POWER switch to ON.   Continue to hold down the RESET/LaneSelector pushbutton while the unit performs its normal power test routine.   At the end of the normal power test routine, the LCD display will indicate the state of the photo-interrupters at the finish line, and you can then release the pushbutton.   With the photo-interrupters at the finish line NOT obstructed by the collision blocks, the LCD display should indicate as follows for the different models:


          One Lane                       0   -   -   -  
          Two Lane                       0   0   -   -  
          Three Lane                     0   0   0   -  
          Four Lane                       0   0   0   0  
          Five Lane                       0   0   0   0           (first screen)
                                                    -   -   -   0             (second screen, by again depressing the RESET/LaneSelector pushbutton)

                    where "-" indicates a dash being displayed.


Then, block the finish sensors by placing the extended tabs (or "flags") at the bottoms of the foam blocks into respective slots in the finish line photo-interrupters, the LCD display should indicate as follows for the different models:


          One Lane                       1   -   -   -  
          Two Lane                       1   1   -   -  
          Three Lane                     1   1   1   -  
          Four Lane                       1   1   1   1  
          Five Lane                       1   1   1   1           (first screen)
                                                    -   -   -   1             (second screen, by again depressing the RESET/LaneSelector pushbutton)


Use this SETUP MODE to insure that all finish sensors function correctly.


To return to the normal racing mode, slide the POWER switch to OFF and then back to ON, but do not depress or hold down the RESET/LaneSelector pushbutton during the power up sequence.